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This Week in Aviation: 5 Things to Watch

Northeastern United States Enters Recovery Mode After a long battle with Winter Storm Jonas, many airports in the Northeast corner of the U.S. will be recovering from the cancellations that they have been plagued with over the past several days. Crews will be on the ramps, taxiways, and runways constantly trying to make conditions better as airlines begin to send aircraft back in to help passengers reach their original destinations. United Airlines Pilots Vote to Ratify Contract Extension [caption id="attachment_4151"…

American Airlines to Launch New Routes at LAX

American has announced that they will begin operating new routes to LAX starting in summer 2016. After all new routes are commenced next June, the carrier will operate over 220 daily flights at LAX, serving 70 global destinations out of the airport, according to the carrier. Their new routes will…

How Is It Possible to Land An Airliner on a…

An Alaska Airlines 737 landed on a taxiway at Seattle's SeaTac Airport on December 19th at about 8:30 in the morning. While it is not unknown for this sort of thing to happen, it is thankfully rare but also exceedingly dangerous. Luckily for this crew and their passengers, the taxiway…

PHOTO STORY: Up-Close at One of Colorado’s Most Scenic Airports

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Vail's Eagle County Airport offers a rather scenic backdrop for those traveling into the airport. The small airport only sees a few flights a day from major US carriers. Most of these flights, however, are operated by reasonably sizable aircraft such as…

UK Government Continues to Delay Third Heathrow Runway

Earlier this month the United Kingdom's government, led by David Cameron, extended the delay on the announcement of a new runway in the Northwest portion of Heathrow Airport, leading to many frustrated figures inside politics and around the business industry. Following the release of the Davies Commission in July, which was…

PHOTO STORY: Inside American’s Hub Operations Center at O’hare

Since beginning operations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in 1982, American Airlines has served a key role in one of the country's most sizable hubs. The airline accounts for approximately 40 percent of all traffic at ORD with 527 daily flights to more than 120 destinations around the world.…

New Deal Between the US and Cuba Will See 110…

In a new deal between the United States and Cuba, US airlines will have the rights to 110 daily scheduled flights to the Caribbean island. There’s a catch though for the airlines: only 20 of those 110 flights can be to the Cuban capital of Havana. The remaining 90 flights…

The JFK AirTrain Experiences System Shutdown

Passengers traveling through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York ran into some possibly unexpected delays this past weekend. JFK unlike many airports has a whopping six terminals. These terminals are treated like an outside mall being that they are not connected. That means that although, the Port Authority…

OPINION: Laborious Transit Experience at Beijing International Airport

Back when my wife and I were booking flights for our trip from Montreal to Mumbai, we had many options to choose from. There were obviously numerous possibilities via Europe, the Middle East and USA, including: - Air Canada / Lufthansa via Frankfurt or Munich - British Airways via London…

Airports Honor Paris, Following Attacks

Following the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris that left at least 129 people dead and many others wounded, government buildings, landmarks, and other public places alike have been lit up with red, white, and blue lights, the French flag's colors, out of reverence for the City of Paris. Similar to…